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Judit Polgar vs Viswanathan Anand
FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005), San Luis ARG, Sep-28
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17)  ·  0-1
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Judit Polgar vs Viswanathan Anand (2005)
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Sep-28-05  wheelchiar bandit: p59 all ready page on this form
Sep-28-05  alexandrovm: yep, the lion from Madras is back! Great game, what will happen tomorrow!!! wow, what a game, the two leders with Topa (white) Anand (black)
Sep-28-05  tpstardefender: <TIMER: but earlier than I expected, after round 1 with black. Particularly puts Leko back, who was considered third favourite.> It's very hard to get through the traffic, esp. if the front drivers are Schumacher and his brother.
Sep-28-05  like a GM: What a great game from Anand. I think he deserves the title. 34..Nc3! was beautiful!
Sep-28-05  csmath: Hard to figure out what Judit was preparing against Anand but Anand surprised her. She has nothing whatsoever in the opening. Anand is definitely good old Anand we have seen before playing defiantly against an attacker. He opened diagonals and even g-file to white but with the cost of ruining white king's hideouts and counterattacks himself.

This is like saying to her "I know you want to attack but lets see who is faster." It looks like Anand missed very dangerous 25. ... e5 with extremely sharp play. Perhaps he did not want to take too many chances. His attack was just better organized.

Beautiful game, the best game today, excellent start for Anand.

Sep-28-05  EXIDE: Why do grandmasters resign so early? I am not sure what the winning continuation is. Or is it that the overall position is hopeless for white? I enjoyed the game.
Sep-28-05  csmath: She was totally lost, not a minute too early.

This is Anand's game we used to respect. Vishy, don't start drawing now!

Sep-28-05  Petrosian63: Judit simply just got outplayed by Anand.
Sep-28-05  csmath: The way Anand blocked white's attack is just beautiful. This is a top notch defender in action. And not only that, his pieces coordinate beautifully, he moves that to another side fast, his attack is just awesome.

This is a very nice game and it is not shame to lose this way. It happens.

Sep-28-05  flatman: On FICS/freechess.org, if the game is not being actively played, typing 'ob gmleko' will result in a 'player not logged in' message. To observe previous games, type 'examine gmleko -1' for the last game, or 'examine gmleko -2' for the one before that, and so forth.
Sep-28-05  Trickster: Polgar winning, that was a good joke

she didnt loose a game, she got masacrated by Anand

Polgar winning San Luis, jajaja

Sep-29-05
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  Gypsy: <tamar: Gypsy: Stop that dancing immediately! How did you get above the diagram?> I think they call it "deux ex machina".
Sep-29-05  pantlko: Bravo Anand, what a game, keep the good work doing.........u r the next world champion :-)
Sep-29-05  samikd: <Peter amd Mickey have retired to the bar to discuss the Ashes> I wonder if Anand follows cricket. I know he follows football..oops I mean soccer
Sep-29-05  chesswonders: <samkid>, if you find an Indian who does not follow cricket(atleast when India plays), then you've got news!
Sep-29-05  KINGWALK: And the indian is a chief! I just hope he'd have the same juice come the end of the tournament-he has a tendency to fizzle out at the end.
Sep-29-05  ThaDoctor: nice ending from Anand!!
Sep-29-05  messachess: <EXIDE>The key to white's resignation is that black's Rg is free of defending g7. {The Bishop defends.) That permits black to double Rooks on the b-file with disastrous consequences for white. See if you can work it out from there.
Sep-29-05  euripides: Rather surprisingly, Nigel Short on chessbase suggests that Polgar was right to castle queen's side given the difficulties she was already in.

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Sep-29-05  AdrianP: Very nicely played by Vishy, near perfect. He's the only one who's come out smelling of roses in the first round. Leko will be furious with his loss from a won position; Topalov will be worried about how quickly he got into a lost position. I suppose Adams should also be fairly happy with a comfortable draw as Black.
Sep-29-05  Ulhumbrus: The first mistake was 8 Bd3? submitting the KN to the pin ...Bg4. The second mistake 11 h3?! disturbed the king side pawns, making king side castling more difficult, instead of 11 Be2! removing the pin on the KN before doing anything else. The third mistake was 12 Qe2 ?! , obstructing this square for the KB. The fourth and final mistake was 14 Qc2? allowing Anand to wreck the white king side by ...Bxf3 following which the white king was more exposed to attack on the queen side - or indeed anywhere - than Black's king.
Sep-29-05  witty: Why Judit played 29th move of Bc2 allowing black to capture Be3 and why not black took this bishop!!! can someone explain.
Sep-29-05  euripides: <witty> Black's knight looks a better piece than the bishop, and the exchagne would allow White to improve her pawns a bit - which would bre relevant if Black needed to win the game positionally. Admittedly White uses the bishop later to generate some threats on the K-side but I think Anand had it all under control.
Sep-29-05  arielbekarov: It was as of Anand had everything under control from the very start. When I looked yesterday, I thought, it looked well for Judit Polgar, but now I see it was much of an illusion. The only thing I was thinking about as a weakness in her defence was the long castling. The white King looked awfully unprotected and seemed to have been an obstacle, when she wanted to attack.

<Can anyone tell me where Judit Polgar, perhaps, could have directed the game in her favor?>

It was a great game, where Anand impressed strongly, but I believe in the skill of Judit Polgar for a quick recovering.

JPWISLA
Ariel

Sep-29-05  PARACONT1: Damn. I have (don't laugh) Morozevich winning the title by 1/2 point and for him to accomplish that, I needed Polgar to win this game. Anand had to pick this period to go rediscover his ability to outplay others in sharp positions. Hopefully Polgar'll strike back with Black (!) to even things up.
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